College Foundation of NC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a premier college access program in the United States with the mission of increasing the college-going rate in North Carolina. Its Internet website, CFNC.org, provides a comprehensive resource to assist all North Carolina students and families in planning, applying, and paying for college.

The successes of the combined program have been unparalleled–knowledge and use of the CFNC.org site continue to grow annually. CFNC.org has registered over 2.4 million users. The most recent student awareness study indicated 93% awareness among high school students in North Carolina and 88% awareness among parents of North Carolina middle and high school students (Bellomy Research, 2006).

CFNC.org has a partnership with all 110 public and private North Carolina colleges as an application portal, with over 1.25 million college applications submitted online to date. CFNC.org was selected by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as the sole partner and provider of electronic high school transcripts in the state.

By Fall 2007, 88% of first-time freshmen students attending the University of North Carolina had a CFNC.org account, the majority of which were created during either the planning for college phase or while submitting an online admission application.